Analysis – The Whole Song is the final piece in a trilogy on contemporary opera, Tokyo, Paris, New York – a Pop Opera Trilogy. After The Ballad of Ricky and Ronny – a Pop Opera (2007) and Ricky and Ronny and Hundred Stars – a Sado Country Opera (2010), MaisonDahlBonnema are now entering into dialogue with the new media. It's a journey through time and space in which our protagonists, Ricky and Ronny, are confronted with iconic historical figures. These iconic characters appear in an animation film which was created for MaisonDahlBonnema by 3D artists.
It's a contemporary, poetic, mythical and religious story, a spiritual quest full of questions and encounters, where one can feel the whole of human history vibrating. Hans Petter Dahl provides the musical compositions and Anna Sophia Bonnema writes the lyrics. You can expect a concert full of cries from the heart.
concept, performance, libretto, design Anna Sophia Bonnema
concept, performance, music, design:
Hans Petter Dahl
3D design & graphic concept:
3D artist: Peter Paul Milkain
A production from MaisonDahlBonnema & Needcompany & M-A-P
coproduction: BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen) in association with: kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), 3D Square / HOWEST (Kortrijk), Syntra Hasselt, Kaaitheater (Brussels) & with residencies in: ImPulsTanz (Vienna), PACT Zollverein (Essen)
With the support of the Flemish authorities and Norsk kulturråd.